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HISTORY MEME : (5/6) Women - Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan was an Allied SOE agent of Indian-Muslim origin during the Second World War. She became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance. Noor was the great-great-great-granddaughter of Tipu Sultan, the eighteenth-century Muslim ruler who died in the struggle against the British. Given the codename “Madeleine” she travelled to Paris where she joined the Prosper Network led by Francis Suttill. Soon after arriving a large number of members of the resistance group associated with Prosper were arrested by the Gestapo. Fearing that the group had been infiltrated by a German spy, she was instructed to return home. However, she declined, arguing that she was the only wireless operator left in the group.After three and a half months in France Noor was arrested in October and taken to Gestapo Headquarters. She was classified as “highly dangerous” and shackled in chains most of the time. As the prison director testified after the war, Inayat Khan remained uncooperative and continued to refuse to give any information on her work or her fellow operatives . In the summer of 1944, she was moved to Dachau Concentration Camp and shot on 12th September, 1944. In 1949 Noor Inayat Khan was posthumously awarded the George Cross. (+)


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